Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On May 23, 2017, following an eight-month investigation, members of the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor, Jersey City Police Department and various local and federal law enforcement agencies executed multiple search warrants in both Hudson and Essex counties. Officers arrested 31 individuals who were charged with various narcotics and firearm offenses.

Beginning at 6:00 a.m., more than 150 law enforcement officers executed search warrants in multiple locations in Jersey City and East Orange including seven residences, four vehicles and one business. Additional search warrants and arrest warrants continued to be executed throughout the day.

In addition to the arrests, officers seized two handguns, hollow point bullets, three vehicles, and various amounts of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and illegal prescription drugs.
“This network was responsible for supplying a significant amount of heroin and other narcotics to the Jersey City area,” said Prosecutor Suarez. “Considering the amount of drug use and the drug distribution trade in this area, it’s reassuring that this collaborative effort will help to diminish the harm imposed on the residents of Jersey City by this illegal activity.”

Prosecutor Suarez also credited the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals
Service for assisting with the arrests and execution of the search warrants today. She thanked Jersey City Medical Center Emergency Medical Services for their assistance during the operation.

“The investigative work of the officers in the Jersey City Violent Crimes Unit led to the
uncovering of this network of drugs, guns and violent offenders,” said Jersey City Public Safety Director James Shea. “Their work, and the collaboration with the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office and multiple other county and federal law enforcement agencies, has led to these nearly three dozen arrests and bringing down this illegal and dangerous operation.”

The following individuals were arrested:

  • Kyleamin Martin, age 38, of Jersey City, was charged with Leader of a Narcotics
    Trafficking Network in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-3; multiple counts of Conspiracy to
    Distribute Heroin, Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Distribute
    Marijuana in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; Distribution of Cocaine in violation of
    N.J.S. 2C:35-5; Conspiracy to Possess a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 39-5;
    and Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 30-2.
  • Reginald Williams, age 27, of Jersey City, was charged with multiple counts of
    Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to
    Distribute Marijuana in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; Conspiracy to Unlawfully
    Possess a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 39-5; and Conspiracy to commit
    Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 12-1b(1).
  • Javon Williams, age 21, of Jersey City, was charged with multiple counts of Conspiracy
    to Distribute Heroin and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana in violation of N.J.S. 2C:52 and 35-5; Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S.
    2C:5-2 and 35-10.5; Distribution of Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-5; Conspiracy to
    Possess a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 39-5; two counts of Possession of a
    Firearm While Committing a CDS Offense in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-4.1; Possession
    of a Hi-Capacity Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-3; Possession of a Defaced
    Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-3; Possession of Hollow Point Bullets in violation
    of N.J.S. 2C:39-3; and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S.
    2C:5-2 and 12-1b(1).
  • Tarvis Frye, age 24, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute
    Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5; Conspiracy to
    Distribute Marijuana in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 12-1b(1); and Conspiracy to Possess a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 39-5.
  • Jamilla Jones, age 32, of Jersey City, was charged with multiple counts of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; Conspiracy to Commit Official Misconduct in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 30-2; Official Misconduct in violation of N.J.S. 2C:30-2; and Pattern of Official Misconduct in violation of N.J.S. 2C:30-7.
  • Steven Kitchens, age 47, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Darrell Stokes, age 61, of East Orange, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Arvetta Stokes, age 56, of East Orange, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Anneka Taylor, age 35, of East Orange, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Gladyinet Ferrer, age 26, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; and Possession of Cocaine in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10.
  • Wilfredo Sanabria, age 23, of Jersey City, was charged with multiple counts of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; Conspiracy to Possess a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 39-5; and Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 12-1b(1).
  • Shamar Bey, age 25, of Elizabeth, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-5; Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-4; and Certain Persons Not to Possess a Firearm in violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-7.
  • Adelso Ovalle-DelaCruz, age 20, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Manuel Sanabria, age 19, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; and Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Tyrone Alexander, age 46, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Rashonda Harris, age 42, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Nathan Miller, age 28, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; and Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Markise Johnson, age 25, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Josephine Colclough, age 66, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Jermaine Mitchell, age 35, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Donte Badger, age 20, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; and Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Destiny Washington, age 26, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Damon Smith, age 40, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Caryl Gaston, age 38, of East Orange, was charged with multiple counts of Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Ashley Lipowski, age 25, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Damon Williams, age 22, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Freddie Frye Jr., age 48, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Celina Colclough, age 48 of Willingboro, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.
  • Elijah White, age 57, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5.
  • Tyrell Frye, age 27, of Jersey City, was charged with Possession of Marijuana in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-10; Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute in violation of N.J.S. 2C:35-5; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in violation of N.J.S.2C: 36-3.
  • Austin Jeffrey, age 25, of Jersey City, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-5; and Conspiracy to Distribute Prescription Legend Drugs in violation of N.J.S. 2C:5-2 and 35-10.5.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

 

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  1. Of Course They’ll do drug bust in a povertized area full of ethnicities America the Theft Land of the Slave and of Course BLM Remember Authorities can be Criminals too they just wear suits and are of great privilege End of STORY.

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